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Please know that Grief Counseling is available in the Student Support Center (D-05) (https://ihs.schoolloop.com/studentsupport)


Summer School Information (summer school is by invitation only)



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Are you failing one or more class? 
You must attend
free mandatory tutoring after-school!
(Food provided!  https://ihs.schoolloop.com/goodwill)




Did you get a phone call that seems like a Fundraising Scam? (read more)


It is the policy of Independence High School not to discriminate on the basis of sex, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.



Es la política de Independence High School no discriminar por razones de sexo, religión, raza, origen nacional, orientación sexual o condición de discapacidad.




Chính sách của trường Trung học Independence là không phân biệt cách đối xử dựa trên giới tính, tôn giáo, chủng tộc, nguồn gốc quốc gia, hoặc tình trạng khuyết tật.



Parents--If you have not done so, please register for SchoolLoop.  Click "Register Now" to get started.  It will take 1 work day for your account to be approved.

Students--if you have any questions (including lost passwords or forgotten login names/passwords), you can ask any of your teachers for help.  Or visit Ms. Daniell in A312 during Break.  You MUST have your ID card.

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Independence High School Mission Statement & ESLRS

The mission of Independence High School is
to provide a supportive learning environment that enables all students to achieve academic and personal success.

ESLRS: Expected Schoolwide Learning Results

Every student will be a critical thinker

Indicators: Students will be able to organize, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information apply knowledge in a variety of situations compute and problem solve

Every student will demonstrate personal responsibility
Indicators: Students will be able to work independently and collaboratively be prepared for class with appropriate materials attend class regularly and on time be engaged in the learning process treat self and others with respect demonstrate personal, academic, career, and life-skills planning

Every student will be an effective communicator
Indicators: Students will be able to read and write in English at the appropriate grade level demonstrate speaking and presentation skills use technology as a tool to communicate effectively with others demonstrate effective listening skills

Every student will be an informed and involved community member
Indicators: Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of our democratic system and its values understand and employ compromise to solve problems participate in school and community activities


85% of all juveniles who interface with the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate, and over 70% of inmates in America's prisons cannot read above a fourth grade level. The importance of literacy can’t be underestimated, as it... Continue
Posted by: LINDSAY BUI
Published: 4/10/15

Summer School 2015
Summer School enrollment will begin in mid-April. Enrollment will be done by invitation.  The summer school coordinator will be sending more information out mid-April. Continue
Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 3/30/15

Salute to Youth Scholarship due May 1st! Staff, can you nominate a student??
“Salute to Youth” is a prestigious youth awards program honoring young people of merit for their outstanding accomplishments.The program awards over $6,500 in educational scholarships.The competition is open to young people in San... Continue
Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-Q)
Published: 3/25/15

Today: 4/27/15
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Regular Day Schedule


Counseling Notes

Top Community Colleges
Thinking about going to a community college??  Check out the TOP 15!  De Anza is #1

http://www.edsmart.org/top-community-colleges-california/ Continue
Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-Q)
Published: 4/24/15

Summer School at IHS!
Please read the attachment for information!

Keep in mind that this is by invitation only! 

IHS Counselors are not in charge of summer school.

Please inquire every question you have about summer school with Ms. Reynolds. Continue
Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-Q)
Published: 4/22/15

De Anza Placement Test 4/28/15 at 8am in School Library
For those students I could not accommodate for testing on the 16th of April, I have rescheduled De Anza's Outreach Team to come out on April 28th.

You will receive a reminder notice a couple days prior to the test.

I will not take ANY ad... Continue
Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-Q)
Published: 4/21/15

Cyber High Course Work Deadline
If you were enrolled during the second semester of this year, then your deadline is May 11th to complete your coursework.


Meetings are Mondays after school in the school library from 2:15pm to 5:00pm. Do not wait till the la... Continue
Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-Q)
Published: 4/15/15

De Anza Field Trip: Are you on the list?????
Please meet in front of the main gym at 7:30am this Thursday!

This will be a great opportunity for you if you plan to go to De Anza!

At this conference you will be able to learn about all the wonderful opportunities available to you at De An... Continue
Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-Q)
Published: 4/15/15

If you are a senior and you plan on attending a college, vocational or trade school after high school graduation then you can still complete the FAFSA or DREAM Act.  But you need to do that ASAP.

If you do not submit an application, y... Continue
Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-Q)
Published: 3/4/15

Got into a CSU? Do you need to take the ELM and/or EPT?
As a high school senior, you may determine your EAP status for Math and English by accessing www.csusuccess.org/eap_results, log in with your CSU Mentor account, and follow a simple four step process

   http://www.csuenglishsuccess.org/... Continue
Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-Q)
Published: 2/24/15

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Berg, Bjorn
Castro-Stanley, Grettel
Landshof, Paul
Meissner, Greg

Advisors (Safety & Discipline)

Baker, Lisa
Reeser, Ken
Sordello, Debbie

504 Coordinator

Montes (Counseling A-F), Yvonne

Student Support Center

Cohen, Leah

Title IX (Equal Opportunity in Education Act)

Cruz, Juan


Banks (Counseling G-M), George
Huynh (Counseling N-Q), Thuy
Montes (Counseling A-F), Yvonne
Pham (Counseling R-Z), Kim

Attendance (Last Name A-L)

Castilo, Diana

Attendance (Last Name M-Z)

Garcia, Ursula


Daniell, Liz
Sys Admin